Miguel Amaral

Born in Porto, in 1982, Miguel Amaral began studying the piano with Madalena Leite de Castro at the age of 6, later studying Portuguese guitar with Samuel Cabral and José Fontes Rocha. In recent years, Miguel has dedicated himself to a solo career and started his studies with Pedro Caldeira Cabral. He also studied Analysis, Harmony and Counterpoint with Daniel Moreira and composition with Dimitris Andrikopoulos, and attended to a composition/orchestration masterclass at ESMAE, in the academic year of 2007/2008. 

 

Of his most recent performances as a soloist, the recital at Casa da Música in 2009 stands out, and so does the recital at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in October 2011, as part as the festival to celebrate the 25 years of Prémio Jovens Músicos, broadcast live by Antena 2, where, in addition to his compositions, there were also debuts of Mário Laginha, Dimitris Andrikopoulos, Daniel Moreira and Igor C. Silva. In the year 2013, Miguel released "Chuva Oblíqua", his debut album, entirely dedicated to the soloist repertoire that he has been developing. In that same year, he also integrated the new Mário Laginha Trio, recording Terra Seca, in which he signs the piece "Fuga para um dia de sol". Since 2010, Miguel Amaral is part of the band that performs "Sombras" by Ricardo Pais, alongside musicians like Mário Laginha, Carlos Alves, Mário Franco and Paulo Faria de Carvalho. 

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